The Rope & Anchor is exactly what you would expect from a gastro pub – it’s spacious, modern and well-designed. The outside area is large, with lots of seating. I really liked the glass-walled barn with outdoor heaters – excellent for a cold, sunny day.
We visited on a warm afternoon after working up an appetite at nearby Dunham Massey. We sat outside, which was perfect as it’s in striking distance of the children’s play area. There is a great play frame with slides and a swing. My boys enjoyed kicking a football around the grassed area, which is quite close to the car park, so not ideal, but I kept a beady eye on them.
Children’s meals cost £6.50 with a selection from fish and chips, beef burger, sausage with mash or spaghetti meatballs. The food and service were pretty good and the portion size was about right for my six-year-old. The adult menu is extensive, from sandwiches to smaller bites and larger mains, including 10oz ribeye steaks. You will definitely find something that appeals.Food: Mon-Fri 12-9pm, Sat 12-9.30pm, Sun 12-8pm The Rope & Anchor, Paddock Lane, Dunham Massey, Altrincham WA14 5RP Tel: 0161 927 7901 theropeandanchor.co.uk